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#16 Dick Dastardly

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 04:18 PM

.....and remember to factor VAT :lol: and postage into the cost. You're looking at the thick end of 160 quid- I nearly fell over when I got the invoice :gasp:

Just thought,- you might want to check Curley mouldings direct? Surely cutting someones profit margins out of the equation wil result in cheaper parts...

Why didn't I think of that earlier?

Try this: CLICK

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 05:26 PM

.....and remember to factor VAT :lol: and postage into the cost. You're looking at the thick end of 160 quid- I nearly fell over when I got the invoice :gasp:

Just thought,- you might want to check Curley mouldings direct? Surely cutting someones profit margins out of the equation wil result in cheaper parts...

Why didn't I think of that earlier?

Try this: CLICK

D.D.

You nearley fell over when they dont fit!!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
If you took em out of the box and they went straight on and looked the b****cks, You would have a big smile on your face :grin: :grin:

It really annoys me when you buy new kit designed to fit a particular application and you have to modify it :angry: :angry:

Rant over, ps the prices dont seem a lot cheaper but it is worth a phone call

Cheers Mark :wales:

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 12:59 PM

sweet cheers! :cheese:

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 04:13 PM

Right. Some data to chew over:

The front wheel currently protrudes from the wing by (approx. remember) 105mm.

The rear wheel protrudes by 112mm.

These figures were collated by holding a straight edge against the top and bottom of the rim and measuring inboard to the body, so are subject to camber fluctuations. Also, as I've cut the bodywork back already, I had to measure sufficiently high up to actually get back to the bodywork, so the dim's were taken approx 100mm above the top of the tyre.

I think the arches are made to suit a number of applications, and are not marketed as being specifically for 7x13 minilights with 195 tyres on. Trimming the arches is just another one of those little jobs (that'll probably take all day Saturday!) that just has to be done. In fact, come to think of it I can't remember anything on this project that has simply fit first time :lol:

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 04:43 PM

I think the arches are made to suit a number of applications, and are not marketed as being specifically for 7x13 minilights with 195 tyres on.

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what tyres you running??? 195's what are they and how much?? I thought everyone ran 175/50 13"..........?

Anyway thanks for the measurements, im off to measure my mates sportspack arches to compare!!!!

cheers Mark :wales:

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 04:46 PM

I know a geezer in Chirk that may be a good tyre contact for you. It's a garage I used to work at and he does well special deals. PM me if you want details.

P.S. Prolly 195/45 13"s

EDIT: I think Pirelli and bridgestone do 'em! :wink:

Edited by mini mad me, 06 October 2005 - 04:48 PM.


#22 Dick Dastardly

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 06:45 AM

Sorry, my mistake- well spotted!

Yes 195/45/13's are available, but I am running 175/50's- couldn't remember and didn't check :lol: :grin:

195's here: CLICK (Dunlop and Bridgestone)

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 03:54 PM

DD - i'll drop your dvd's in this weekend - sunday most likely. will give you a bell beforehand though.

#24 Dick Dastardly

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 09:31 PM

Cheers Matt. I should imagine I'll be in the usual place!

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 09:38 AM

Some new pic's......

Didn't get much done this weekend- got the gear linkage and gearlever in, and trimmed the front bumper down to clear the wheels on full lock. Fitted the whiskers, and indicators properly, and then set about making the arches look better. They're still not perfect, but they're getting there bit by bit- still a tad more to come off the front arches.....

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 09:40 AM

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 09:43 AM

and another!

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 09:47 AM

the gear lever gaitor...and that's yer lot for now!

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:45 AM

Excellent pictures, How long have you been at it now?
Im still at the dirty welding/cutting stage cant wait to put it together!


Mark :wales:

The Jury is still out on wheter im fitting sportspack or curley carbon :w00t:

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 05:11 PM

Been at it 13 months now...

Sportspack arches would be faster to fit!

Enjoy it, and take your time- you'll only want to do another one when it's finished anyway!

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